THE CATCHER IN THE RYE BY J.D. SALINGER WELCOME BACK TO THE LAST QUARTER OF YOUR JUNIOR YEAR! Today Informal Presentations
If you are presenting a PowerPoint, you will go through all of your slides informally. If you are presenting an essay, a childrens book, or a CD, you will tell us which themes you addressed in your project, if you have a thesis you will tell us what it is, and you will give us a few examples you used. This week Wednesday: Reading Lab Work Keys Lesson Thursday: Begin Catcher Friday: Reading and optional library visit Homework: The Catcher in the Rye book check tomorrowwe will start reading on Thursday
WEDNESDAY 4/3 Please have The Catcher in the Rye out so we can check it in for points Work Keys Lesson Bring Catcher tomorrow, we will begin reading in class THURSDAY 4/4
Please have your Catcher books out along with a pen or a pencil Childhood vs. Adulthood activity and discussion HW: those who did not present on Tuesday will do so tomorrowbe sure to bring your materials! If you have an independent reading book, bring it tomorrow, otherwise you will have a chance to go to the library to check one out so bring your ID.
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE AUTHOR because we dont know too much. FRIDAY 4/5 Happy Friday! New Seats! Please come in and sit in your old seat; once everyone is here I will put the new seating chart on the board and everyone will
move at the same time. Pass your homework to the front of your row. Take out your independent reading book or school ID. You will have 15 minutes to read silently or go to the library to find a book. 2ND PERIOD You will now have 8 minutes to complete the practice Work Keys test that you
began on Wednesday with Mrs. Lafontaine If you do not finish and would like to take it home, you may, but remember that we will be going over it on Wednesday so dont forget to bring it back! 3RD PERIOD Presenting today: Antonio
5/6 Presenting today: Nick G. Katelyn Brennan Paul Background information on J.D. Salinger
Read Chapter 1 if we have time HW: read chapters 1 and 2 and come ready to discuss on Monday. Have a nice weekend! MONDAY 4/8 Hand out Catcher guides
First impressions journal SOC Activity Discuss chapters 1 and 2 HW: read chapters 3 and 4
Request from Ms. OlsenOur America books JOURNAL #1: FIRST IMPRESSIONS Describe your first impressions of Holden Caulfield in a well-written paragraph (5-6 sentences). Consider the following: What do you like about him? What do you dislike about him? Do you agree with anything he says? Do you disagree with anything he says?
What stands out to you about him so far? MEMORY ASSOCIATION ACTIVITY Have you ever noticed that one memory leads to another, which leads to another, which leads to another.? This is called memory association and it is what Holden does throughout most of the novel. FIRST TOPIC
Rain SECOND TOPIC School STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS Youve just done a sophisticated form of writing called stream of consciousness Definition:
writing in which a character's perceptions, thoughts, and memories are presented in an apparently random form, without conventional sequences the written equivalent of a characters thought processes UNRELIABLE NARRATOR Definition: An imaginary storyteller or character who describes what he witnesses
accurately, but misinterpets those events because of faulty perception, personal bias, or limited understanding a narrator who can't be trusted; either from ignorance or self-interest, this narrator speaks with a bias, makes mistakes, or even lies TUESDAY 4/9 Take out your book, your green guide, and a pen or a pencileverything else should be put away under your desk
HW: read chapters 5 and 6; study for quiz on chapters 1-6 (questions related to 5 and 6 will be those typical of a reading quiz, 1-4 will be related to discussions weve had in classbe sure youre up to date in your green guide!) **Those of you who were absent yesterday, be sure to define stream of consciousness and unreliable narrator on your literary terms sheet and find examples! How is he immature?
Mature? FLIP TO THE BACK SIDE **Cross out Ackley in #3 and write in Stradlater Discuss and write down thoughts for #1-4 with your partner, then answer #5 on your own
WEDNESDAY 4/10 Work Keys follow up lessonplease put everything away underneath your desk besides a pen or a pencil Chapters 1-6 Quiz HW: read chapters 7-9 (20 pages) QUIZ
You have the remainder of the period to take the quiz; if you finish early, please start reading chapters 7-9 silently at your desk. If you have your green guide with you, you may use it on the quiz. Good luck! Raise your hand if you have any questions. THURSDAY 4/11
Take out your book, your green guide, and a pen or a pencileverything else should be put away under your desk Chapters 7-9 discussion HW: bring your Catcher book and an independent reading book tomorrow you will get points for Friday Reading starting tomorrow **if you choose to take home your worksheet, be sure to bring it tomorrow as I will collect it after we finish our discussion
YOURE A GENTLEMAN AND A SCHOLAR, KID. When I say go, you will have 30 seconds to get together with ONE partner of your choosingif we have an odd number of people, we will have ONE group of three and Mrs. Shea and Ms. Janicek will decide which group that is If this takes more than 30 seconds, Mrs.
Shea and Mrs. Janicek will choose who you will work with THAT GUY MORROW WAS ABOUT AS SENSITIVE AS A GODDAM TOILET SEAT. When I say go, you and your partner will have 30 seconds to move your desks to join with the closest partnership to you If necessary, Mrs. Shea and Mrs. Janicek will help groups get together
FRIDAY 4/12 Finish 7-9 discussion Independent reading If you want to make up your quiz during independent reading time, please let us know at the beginning of the period
HW: read 10-12 for Monday SCREWBALLS ALL OVER THE PLACE. When I say go, you will get together with a different partner than you worked with yesterday to discuss the last 3 questions looking at chapter 9 We will then discuss them as a class and you will turn in your worksheets HYPERBOLE
Definition: an extravagant exaggeration a figure of speech that is a grossly exaggerated description or statement Examples on page 16 ALLUSION
Definition: a reference in a literary work to a person, place, or thing in history or another work of literature often indirect or brief references to wellknown characters or events Examples on page 1 and 18 MONDAY 4/15
Take out your book, your green guide, and a pen or a pencileverything else should be put away under your desk Journal #2 10-12 Discussion HW: read chapters 13-14 and finish the worksheet
**You should be filling in your guide as you readif you havent been writing in Holden-isms, lit term examples, or looking up vocabulary words START DOING SO NOW!!!! JOURNAL #2: PHOEBE Talk about the way Holden describes Phoebe in a well-written paragraph (5-6 sentences). Consider the following: How does his description of Phoebe compare to his description of Allie? D.B.? What kind of an older brother talks about his kid sister
that way? How does Holden seem to feel about children in general? What might this tell us about Holden? Please have your green packet out as you are writing your journal. I will come around for an extra credit checkit pays to keep up! How does Holdens description of Phoebe relate to our essential question below: Describe your vision of a persons state of
innocence. 10-12 DISCUSSION When I say go, you will all move your desks and things into 2 concentric circles: If you are sitting in the middle of the room you will form a circle that faces the walls of the classroom If you are sitting closest to a wall, you will form a circle that faces the middle of the room Please make sure you put all of your things underneath your chairs so that
no one trips when we move! #1 Holden doesnt hold it against the waiter. What does this say about his maturity? #2 After she gets offended, he immediately starts comparing her to Phoebe. What is going on in Holdens mind at this point?
#3 How do they feel above him? How does he feel above them? What does Holden value that they dont? Why does it upset him that they leave because theyre going to Radio City in the morning? #4 Overall, how would Holden categorize their relationship and his feelings
towards Jane? Did he feel sexy around her or was it something else? #5 Knowing what you now know about Holdens personality and his background, how might the ducks relate to Holdens life? #6 How is Ernies similar than the Lavender
Room? Different? #7 Do you think he recognize that he has some qualities of a phony? TUESDAY 4/16 Finish 10-12 discussion (10 minutes) Give back quiz and discuss
Discuss 13 and 14 for (25-30 minutes) Last 10-15 minutes do labels and adjectives finish for homework and turn in tomorrow HW: READ chapters 15 and 16dont just read the SparkNotes summaries!!! TUESDAY 4/16
Please take out your books, green packet, homework from yesterday, and a pen or pencil and put everything else away underneath your desks Finish up 10-12 discussion Pass back quizzes 13 and 14 discussion
Holdens Character activity HW: finish worksheet and READ chapters 15 and 16 dont just read the SparkNotes summaries!!! THE HOLDEN AND JANE SAGA CONTINUES What type of relationship did they have was it a friendship or something more? How do you know?
What happened that one afternoon? Why was Jane crying? AMBIGUITY Definition: any wording, action, or symbol that can be read in divergent ways
intentional ambiguity in literature can be a powerful device, leaving something undetermined in order to open up multiple possible meanings How did he kiss her and what motivated him to do so? THE DUCKS Small talk or something more?
How do you know? ERNIES PIANO BAR Whats it like? Different or similar to the Lavender Room? Who comes up to talk to him while hes there? Is
Holden a phony? QUIZZES Common mistakes: #1 asked you where Holden is WRITING the book, not where it takes place #6 needed to use examples to get full points #7 couldnt just say they used to know each other or were friendshad to EXPLAIN #10 had to tell me WHY the fight beganHolden didnt start calling him a moron out of the blue Keep in mind that I may have given you extra credit for a definition that you made up based on previous knowledge take the time to look up the real definition for your guide
CHAPTERS 13 At the beginning of Chapter 13 (88-90), Holden walks to the hotelforty-one gorgeous blocksfrom Ernies. As he walks, he imagines what would have happened if he had found out who took his gloves at Pencey. Discuss his imagined confrontation with someone near you. What term does he use to describe himself
and how does he feel about being that way? I ALMOST WISHED I WAS DEAD. When he gets back to the hotel, he is once again feeling down. Who recognizes this and what does he ask Holden about? How does Holden respond? Is he
confident in his response? BACK IN THE ROOM As Holden waits for the knock on his door, what does he do? How is he feeling? Since it was too late now to back out of it, yet it is still against his principles and all, what is he going to treat this experience as?
SUNNY Once Sunny arrives, how does Holden act? Discuss the conversation and actions that occur between the two. What happens before Sunny leaves? ON MY WUDDAYACALLITMY CLAVICHORD
Yet again, Holden makes up a medical excusethis time for why he doesnt want to do it. This time might be even more ridiculous than his two minute brain surgery. What is a clavichord? CHAPTER 14
At the beginning of chapter 14, who does Holden talk to? Why? RELIGION What are Holdens views on religion?
What does this tell us about him? What happens when Sunny and Maurice return to Holdens room? How does the chapter end (page 104)? What does Holden do and why? Holden is a mysterious guy. He flips back and
forth from mature thoughts and actions to immature ones without any reason or notice. WHO IS HE? HOLDENS CHARACTER Though Holden is often judgmental in a negative way, there are some people he judges positively, such as Phoebe and Jane. When you judge him today keep in mind his positive attributes as well.
Lets think of some examples together to help get everyone started: Labels: Adjectives: WEDNESDAY 4/17 Reading Quizwhen the bell rings, please have everything put away underneath your desk besides a pen or a pencil
Holdens Character Chapters 15 and 16 activity HW: read 17 and 18 and work on green guide; spend some time looking up vocabulary wordsdont get behind! READING QUIZ You will have 8 minutes to complete the reading quiz
The more details you put down, the more points you will earn If you have not read and therefore cannot complete the quiz, you may turn it in with your name at the top and use that time to catch up on your reading so that you will be able to participate in todays activity HOLDENS CHARACTER
What are some of the labels you listed? Adjectives? For both categories, do you seem to have more positive or negative words listed? CHAPTERS 15 AND 16 Please take your book, green guide, Holdens Character worksheet, and a
pen or a pencil with you and get into a group of FOUR with your desks facing each otherwe should be able to tell who is in each group by the way you are seated Figure out who is the YOUNGEST group member and wait for further directions CHAPTERS 15 AND 16 Everyone will write answers for each of the questions on the worksheet, however, you will not have to write in complete sentences for
every question: EVERYONE will answer in complete sentences for #2 and #4 For #1 and #3 the YOUNGEST group member will look for part a and each person to the left will answer the following part of the question, each in complete sentences I will give you time to work on your part individually, and then you will share your answer with your group. As you listen to your group members answers, you may list/bullet point the answer on your worksheet. THURSDAY 4/18
Turn your homework in at the front of the room if you did not turn it in yesterday 17 and 18 discussion HW: finish the worksheet and fill in the chart on your character worksheet; bring your independent reading book tomorrow DICTION
Definition: The choice of a particular word as opposed to others. Example: A writer could call a rock formation by many words--a stone, a boulder, an outcropping, a pile of rocks, a cairn, a mound, or even an "anomalous geological feature." What are some words that Salinger uses to
make Holdens character (or others) more unique? SYNTAX Definition: the standard word order and sentence structure of a language syntax allows us to produce sequential grammatical units such as phrases, clauses, and sentences I said Id enjoyed talking to them a lot, too. I meant it, too (112).
He had one of these very raspy voices, and he never stopped talking, practically. He never stopped talking, and what was awful was, he never said anything you wanted to hear in the first place. But he could do one thing. The sonuvabitch could whistle better than anybody I ever heard. He'd be making his bed, or hanging up stuff in the closethe was always hanging up stuff in the closetit drove me crazyand he'd be whistling while he did it, if HOLDENS VALUES Based on what we discussed yesterday and other details from the novel, what does Holden seem to value? He seems to hate a
lot of things, so it may be helpful to think of what he values in terms of what he does not value. How do his thoughts about money relate to his values? How do his interactions with children relate to his values? DATE WITH SALLY
What does he like about Sally? What does he dislike about her? Describe what happens on the first part of their date at the theater. Holden doesnt seem to have the best time why? What doesnt he like about actors? What doesnt he like about what happens during their smoking breaks? DID YOU EVER GET FED UP?
What is Holdens plan for him and Sally? Why does he choose Sally? What does Holden seem to be afraid of? GIRLS. YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT THEYRE GOING TO THINK. Jane dated a guy with an inferiority
complex, how does Holden feel about that? Roberta Walshs roommate called Bob Robinson conceited because he told her he was captain of the debate team, how does Holden feel about that? Why does Holden end up calling Carl Luce? What is he looking for?
To kill time before they meet, he goes to the movies at Radio City. FRIDAY 4/19 Please have your independent reading book and Your Character worksheets out on your desks PSAE tips Work on mind maps
Independent Reading HW: read 19 and 20 and work on mind maps MONDAY 4/22 Turn in homework if you did not do so on Friday Journal
19 and 20 discussion Discuss Thursdays activity HW: complete worksheets and mind maps for THURSDAY **Work on your green guidethey will be due at the end of next week and there will probably be a check before then (hint hint)
Good luck on PSAEtry your best and remember your number 1 goal: FINISH the test PSYCHOANALYSIS Psychoanalysis is a psychological and psychotherapeutic theory founded in the late 19th century by Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud. The basic tenets of psychoanalysis include the following: beside the inherited constitution of personality, a person's development is determined by events in early childhood; human behavior, experience, and cognition are largely
determined by irrational drives; those drives are largely unconscious; attempts to bring those drives into awareness meet psychological resistance in the form of defense mechanisms; conflicts between conscious and unconscious (repressed) material can result in mental disturbances such as neurosis, neurotic traits, anxiety, depression etc.; the liberation from the effects of the unconscious material is achieved through bringing this material into the conscious mind (via e.g. skilled guidance). JOURNAL #3:PSYCHOANALYZE HOLDEN Towards the end of Holdens conversation with Carl Luce, the practice of psychoanalysis
comes up. Luce describes that his father, a psychoanalyst, would help Holden recognize the patterns of his mind. Pretend you are a psychoanalyst and Holden has come in for an appointment. In a wellwritten paragraph (5-6 sentences), write down some notes you would give to Holden to help him recognize the patterns of his mind. Be sure to include at least THREE patterns that you see in Holdens mind. CHAPTER 19: PHONIES AND FLITS How
does Holden describe the Wicker Bar? Who is there and what is going on? Why did he stop going to the Wicker Bar? What does Holden start to make jokes about?
Why does Holden joke around when hes with Luce if he called him looking for an intelligent conversation? Whats the deal with psychoanalysiswhy does it come up? Why does he feel comfortable sharing with Luce the fact that hes so lonesome?
CHAPTER 20: DRUNK AS A BASTARD Why does he continue to drink so much after Luce leaves? What effect does it have on his behavior and mood? What does he do at the bar while hes drunk?
What does Holden discover when he gets to the park? Why does Holden think of his funeral? What important information do we learn about Allies funeral?
What is really making Holden feel lonesome and depressed? How might the ducks relate to Allie? How might they relate to Holdens life in other ways? Consider the fact that the lake is partly frozen and partly not frozen (154). SYMBOL
Definition: A word, place, character, or object that means something beyond what it is on a literal level In literature, symbols can be cultural, contextual, or personal. An object, a setting, or even a character can represent another more general idea.
HW: complete worksheets and mind maps for THURSDAY **Work on your green guidethey will be due at the end of next week and there will probably be a check before then (hint hint) Good luck on PSAEtry your best and remember your number 1 goal: FINISH the test THURSDAY 4/25
Welcome backhow was the PSAE?! Please turn in your mind map up front Then, please get out your books, green guides, a pen or a pencil, and have your homework (chart) out for us to check in Work on posters in groups
HW: bring independent reading books tomorrow (and logs if you were absent last Friday) and come in ready to present your posters **GREEN GUIDES ARE DUE IN ONE WEEK!*** FINISHING UP CATCHER Next week 4/29-5/3: Monday: discuss chapters 21-23 Tuesday: discuss chapters 24-25 Wednesday: finish reading and discussing Thursday: TEST and green guides due
Friday: introduce essays and start brainstorming The following week 5/6-5/10: Monday: discuss thesis statements and continue brainstorming Tuesday-Friday: work on essays in the lab ***ESSAYS WILL BE DUE MONDAY, MAY 13TH*** FRIDAY 4/26 10 minutes to finish up posters If
you are done, work on your green guide independently If you were not here yesterday, please come see me Present posters3 minutes-ish per group If you did not fill in the chart, do so now! Independent reading
HW: read 21-23 and fill out worksheet Ostracize: to exclude, by general consent, from society, friendship, conversation, privileges, etc. Qualms: a sudden feeling of apprehensive uneasiness; misgiving Rostrum: a pulpit; any platform, stage, etc. for public speaking
Aggravate: to annoy; irritate; exasperate Psychoanalyze: to treat by a systematic structure of theories concerning the relation of conscious and unconscious psychological processes Unscrupulous: unrestrained by scruples; conscienceless; unprincipled Pacifist: someone who is opposed to war or violence of any kind
Fiend: a person who is extremely addicted to some pernicious habit Incognito: having ones identity concealed, as uner an assumed name, especially to avoid notice or formal attentions Putrid: in a state of foul decay or decomposition, as animal or vegetable matter; rotten Verification: evidence that establishes or confirms the accuracy or truth of something
Nonchalant: coolly unconcerned, indifferent, or unexcited; casual Atheist: a person who does not believe in God or gods Bourgeois: dominated or characterized by materialistic pursuits or concerns Blas: indifferent to or bored with life; unimpressed, as or as if from an excess of wordly pleasures
Sacrilegious: in violation or profanation of anything sacred or held sacred MONDAY 4/29 Please have your book, your green guide, and a pen or a pencil out, along with your worksheet ready to be checked in HW: read 24-25 and fill out worksheet pay CAREFUL ATTENTION to the directions!
This week: Today: discuss 21-23 Tomorrow: discuss 24-25 Wednesday: final discussion Thursday: TEST and green guides due! ANNOUNCEMENTS On your green guides that are due THURSDAY, you are required to have a minimum of TEN Holden-ismsmore will definitely help your grade (hint hint)
Everyone received 5 points for the Holdens Character worksheet (you do not need to turn it in since we discussed it in class)IF you believe you deserve more than 5 points because you went above and beyond with your lists of labels and adjectives, turn it in to me now SIMILE Definition: a figure of speech in which two things,
essentially different but thought to be alike in one or more respects, are compared using like, as, as if, or such for the purpose of explanation, allusion, or ornament. Examples: It was dark as hell in the foyer, naturally, and naturally I couldn't turn on any lights (158). You ought to see her doing her homework or something at that crazy desk. Its almost as big as the bed (159). METAPHOR
Defintion: a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to a person, idea, or object to which it is not literally applicable. an implied analogy or unstated comparison which imaginatively identifies one thing with another. REVIEW
Its been several days since we have discussed the last few chapters Before chapter 21 begins, what is Holdens physical state like? Mental state? What happens when Holden decides to go to home?
How does he get in? What is Phoebe doing? How does Holden start to feel? How does Phoebe react to him being there? With a partner, discuss #6-12 and be ready to share your ideas with the class THE CATCHER IN THE RYE
Holden thinks the line is, If a body catch a body comin through the rye Phoebe is correct that it isnt catch but meet What is the significance of Holden misunderstanding the lyrics? DID ANYONE LOOK THE POEM UP? Gin a body meet a body
Comin thro' the rye, Gin a body kiss a body, Need a body cry? Gin a body meet a body Comin thro' the glen Gin a body kiss a body, Need the warl ken? Gin a body meet a body Comin thro' the grain; Gin a body kiss a body, The thing's a body's ain. gin if, should
cry call out (for help) warl world ken know ain own Despite the fact that Holden misinterprets the song, he creates a
whole dream job from his interpretation What is the significance of Holden wanting to be the catcher in the rye? HOMEWORK read 24-25 and fill out worksheetpay CAREFUL ATTENTION to the directions!
Work on green guides due THURSDAY! TUESDAY 4/30 Reading quizplease put everything away besides a pen or a pencil 24-25 discussion HW: finish worksheet and work on green guidesdue Thursday!
**Reminders: if you missed a journal question, they posted up front and in the doorway; if you missed anything elselook it up or ask a friend for a definition! MR. ANTOLINI What is the history between Holden and Mr. Antolini? What type of relationship do they seem to have?
Based on the conversation they have about flunking out of school, how does Mr. Antolini seem to feel towards Holden? THE MARK OF THE IMMATURE MAN IS THAT HE WANTS TO DIE NOBLY FOR A CAUSE, WHILE THE MARK OF THE MATURE MAN IS THAT HE WANTS TO LIVE HUMBLY FOR ONE. What is Mr. Antolini worried about?
Why does he want Holden to get a formal education? What happens to make Holden freak out and leave? Do you think his freaking out is justified? CHAPTER 25 Get into groups of FOUR
Within your groups, split up numbers 1-8 so that each of you is working on 2 questions. Once everyone is done working on their questions, discuss your answers (write down responses to the questions your group members worked on) Then discuss and come up with answers for numbers 9 and 10 as a group
Holden wants nothing more in life than to preserve the innocence of childhood. Thats why he: Is never in the mood to call Jane Loves the museum Loves Phoebe and hates to disappoint her Cares so much about the ducks Hates phonies WEDNESDAY 4/30
The carrousel scene Chapter 26 Journal reflections and review HW: Study for test and complete green guides **ANY AND ALL ABSENT/LATE WORK IS DUE
FRIDAY unless you have spoken with Mrs. Shea and Ms. Janicek about an alternative date** What childish acts and behaviors have we seen from Holden throughout the novel? HOLDENS INTERACTIONS AND THOUGHTS ABOUT KIDS -Allie -Positive, kind words -Phoebe
-Thinks the world of her; caring older brother -Sunny -The boy who sings if a body catch a body -The girl he meets in the park -Kids on the seesaw -Boy at the movie -When he finally meets up with Phoebe -Calls her a kid and doesnt sleep with her -Makes Holden feel better -Ties her skates and says shes polite
-Starts to help them but realizes theyre fine -Feels sorry for him because his mom wont take him to the bathroom -When he goes to the school -Tries to avoid telling her hes dropped out; dances with her to make her feel better -The kids in the museum who want to see the toons -Is offended by the fuck you comments written on the walls and erases them
-When Phoebe wants to run away -Helps them find the mummies and is PAGE 211 All the kids kept trying to grab for the gold ring, and so was old Phoebe, and I was sort of afraid shed fall off the goddam horse, but I didnt say anything or do anything. The thing with kids is, if they want to grab for the gold ring, you have to let them do it, and not say anything. If they fall
off, they fall off, but its bad if you say anything to them. WHAT IS THE METAPHOR/MESSAGE BEHIND THE CARROUSEL SCENE? Why doesnt Holden ride the carrousel with Phoebe? How does the quote from Holden on 211 differ from his dream of being the catcher in the rye?
What is the symbolism behind him sitting in the rain as he watches the carrousel, while all the other parents have taken shelter? Please open your books to page 213 and follow along as I read aloud the last chapter of the novel What was Holdens physical state like at the end of his story (the end of chapter
25)? What was his mental state? What type of sickness might he be referring to in chapter 26? How do you know? Dont ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.
How do you think Holden is feeling at the very end of the novel when he gives us this advice? JOURNAL #4: REFLECTIONS OR DREAM JOB You have two options for your last journal entry in your green guide. For either option, you will need to write a wellwritten paragraph of 5-6 sentences. Option #1: Reflectionsdescribe your overall feelings
towards the novel now that we are done reading. Consider the following: What did you like about the novel? About Holden? What did you dislike about the novel? About Holden? What stands out to you about this novel when comparing it to others you have read in your English classes? Option #2: Dream Jobdescribe your dream job. What would you be doing and why would you want to do it? It does not have to be a real occupationwhat did you want to be when you were little that may or may not have existed? When I was little, I switched back and forth between wanting to be
an alligator and a monster for quite some time. I think I was afraid of both, so I wanted to be one so that I could scare them back. TESTWRITTEN, NOT A SCANTRON Vocabulary15 points Fill in the blank sentences Match the word to its definition Literary Terms10 points
Multiple Choice15 points True/False10 points You will have to rewrite false statements to make them true There will also be a 5 point extra credit opportunity THURSDAY 5/2
Please turn in your green guides up front Put away everything besides a pen or a pencil whichever you are more comfortable writing with Good luck on your test! Please ask if you have any questions!
HW: bring your Catcher books and independent reading books tomorrow **Any and all late/absent work due TOMORROW! FRIDAY 5/3 Turn in any late/absent work up frontLAST DAY! Please take out a pen or a pencil and your Catcher book
Discuss essays Friday reading HW: decide which essay topic you will write about so that you are ready to begin brainstorming and writing a thesis on Monday MONDAY 5/6 General suggestions for the essay
Thesis statement practice HW: complete thesis statement worksheet to be checked in at the beginning of the period IN THE LAB tomorrow; come ready to work with books and any notes/worksheets you might use! WHILE WORKING ON YOUR ESSAY
If youre more comfortable writing at home, you may do so. HOWEVER, you must present us with evidence that you have worked on it and you must then work on something school related during class time. Dont feel like you have to write in order EX: Well be coming up with thesis statements today but they are not set in stone; if you come up with a brilliant idea in one of your body paragraphs that changes your thesis, go back and change it!
Get as many people to read/edit your essay as you can! Set up an appointment with the writing lab Ask Ms. Janicek or Mrs. Shea to look it over outside of class time Ask your mom, grandpa, neighbor, friend, old English teacher ANYONE to get an extra pair of eyes on it! FACT VS. THESIS Fact a truth known by actu al experience or observation
something known to be true reality truth Thesis
an unproved stateme nt, especially one put forward as a premise in an argument a proposition stated o r put forward for consideration, especially one to be discussed and proved or to be maintained against
objections WHAT ARE SOME BASIC THESIS STATEMENTS ABOUT POP CULTURE? TOPIC VS. THESIS Topic General The area of inquiry basic subject of your essay
For this essay, some possible topics are: relationships, phoniness, age and maturity, and loss of innocence A more specific topic might be In J.D. Salingers The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfields character has many complex relationships that greatly affect his moods and opinions. While this has the argumentative qualities of a thesis (someone could say that isnt true), it doesnt tell the reader where the argument is going in the essay
TOPIC VS. THESIS Argumentative Thesis takes a stance and offers reasons in support of it answers the so what? question of your essay An argumentative thesis about the topic on the previous page might be Holden Caulfields confidence and sense of self worth greatly differ as
he switches his focus between sexual and nonsexual relationships with women. This is much more specific and gives the reader an idea of what will be argued in the body paragraphs SHAKESPEARE Shakespeare was a writer during the Elizabethan period. Shakespeare was a great writer during the
Elizabethan period. William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's preeminent dramatist. Shakespeares use of dramatic irony and his ability to appeal to his audiences make him one of the greatest writers of the Elizabethan period. YOUR TURN
You have the rest of the period to start developing your thesis statement for your Catcher in the Rye essay Please ASK if you have any questions! Complete the worksheet and come to the lab tomorrow ready to write! TUESDAY 5/7 Work on introduction paragraphs (unless you want
to skip ahead to your body paragraphs) You should be done with at LEAST one paragraph by the end of the periodkeep in mind that Friday we will be peer editing and you should be done with a rough draft by then If you are having trouble finding a quote, try a Google search for free full text Catcher in the Rye and then use the CTRL + F search function
HW: Keep working on your essay! Come in with ideas for your next paragraph AS YOU ARE LOGGING IN I will be coming around to check in your thesis statement worksheets. As I do, swap your worksheet with someone next to you. Read and reread their thesis statement. Is it an argumentative thesis statement that one could disagree with?
Does it give you an idea of what their paper will be arguing and how it will be argued? Are there any suggestions you have to make it better? WEDNESDAY 5/8 Today you should be getting into your body paragraphs if you have not started them already Work independently on your essays while in the lab. Please use your time wisely and allow your neighbors to do the same. If you have a question, raise your hand or come up front.
There are headphones you may borrow up front if you would like to listen to music. HW: Keep working on your essay! Your goal is to have a complete rough draft by Friday. THURSDAY 5/9 Today you should be finishing up your body paragraphs and moving on to your conclusion
Tomorrow, we will be peer editing for AT LEAST half of the class period. I will give you time at the beginning of class to print your essays, and then I will ask that you turn off your monitors until you and your partner have finished discussing each others essays. HW: Finish your rough draft so that you will get as much feedback as possible from your partner tomorrow! FRIDAY 5/10
Sit next to someone you are comfortable sharing your rough draft with You will have 10 minutes to log in and print your rough draft if you have not already done so When both you and your partner have printed your rough drafts, please turn off your monitors, exchange essays, an65d begin working on the Peer Evaluation Worksheet I gave you yesterday: Read through the essay once before doing anything As you read through again, mark things in the Writing category
Then, begin answering the Content questions, giving as much feedback as possible When you have both finished the worksheet, explain your answers to your partner, making suggestions for improvement and telling them what they have done well on in their essay When you have finished all of the above, come show Ms. Janicek or Mrs. Shea your completed Peer Evaluation Worksheets and you may work on editing your essays for the remainder of the periodthey are due MONDAY!